Food entrepreneurship leads economic development progress in Woodlawn

The Birmingham community of Woodlawn has recently seen economic growth through the renovation of an existing but dilapidated building that now houses a restaurant, a bakery and a fresh produce distribution center.  Located at 5829 1st Avenue North, the joint venture between Woodlawn Foundation and REV Birmingham has allowed two Woodlawn business owners to expand their footprint to accommodate a growing demand for their respective products. Continue reading

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Brother Bryan Park to host Pop-up Dog Park & Community Movie Night Saturday, June 16

Looking for some summer fun with your pets? Come out to the “Pop-up Dog Park & Community Movie Night” on Saturday, June 16 at Brother Bryan Park. Hosted by The Five Points Alliance and Five Points South Neighborhood Association, the event is open for anybody to attend! Continue reading

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Young Pioneers organize coffee, doughnuts and discussion with Shipt, REV CEOs on July 19

Come join Young Pioneers of Birmingham, in support of REV Birmingham, for coffee and doughnuts with Bill Smith of Shipt and David Fleming of REV on Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Shipt HQ! Continue reading

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Meet the 2018 Rise of the Rest winners: Mixtroz

In 2014, Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons set out to solve a problem that has long plagued events: people just don’t ‘mix’ at mixers.
Their solution: Mixtroz, an app that helps forge more diverse, genuine connections at mixers by driving attendees from phone to face-to-face in real time while capturing data. Continue reading

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Cahaba Brewery is gearing up for June 23 CahaBazaar!

When Cahaba Brewery moved into its 51,000 square-foot location in Avondale’s Continental Gin Complex, the team had a vision for the spacious taproom that involved more than beer. The size of Cahaba’s former home limited the crowd they could host, and the community-minded brewing team was excited to finally be able to invite Birmingham into its new larger space. Continue reading

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The Atlanta Fed adds Merrill Stewart, Anoop Mishra to Birmingham branch leadership positions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch recently made two big announcements for Birmingham: Merrill Stewart, founder and president of Stewart/Perry was recently appointed to the Board of Directors, and Anoop Mishra, former REV board member, was named vice president and regional executive of the branch. Continue reading

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What I learned at Woodlawn Street Market: Beehive Baking Company

As the Birmingham food scene grows, Beehive Baking Company owners Sarah Schlund and Caeden Oliver are using Woodlawn Street Market to reach new customers. The co-owners first participated in the market last fall, and both say they’ve learned a lot through the process. Continue reading

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Eugene’s Hot Chicken owner to present expansion ideas to Rise of the Rest pitch competition

Eugene’s is already the king of hot chicken in Birmingham, but the man behind the popular food truck and restaurant has even bigger plans.
Owner Zebbie Carney will pitch his plan for a North Birmingham commissary kitchen at the upcoming Rise of the Rest tour stop in Birmingham. Continue reading

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Community members clean up Five Points West for upcoming Neighborhoods USA Tour

The Five Points West community, in partnership with the Five Points West/Crossplex Alliance, held its first major community clean-up on Saturday, April 28 in preparation for the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Tour coming to the community in May. Approximately 200 volunteers participated in the clean-up that took place across the six neighborhoods in Five Points West. Continue reading

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East 59: 2015 Big Pitch winners still serving East Lake in style

The East Lake District boasts many incredible assets, including Ruffner Mountain and East Lake Park. Husband-and-wife duo Amber and Stephen Tolbert have called East Lake home since 2012. They love their neighbors and community, and they knew this was the neighborhood where they should start their business.  Continue reading

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